- to strike with a crushing or smashing blow.
- Chiefly British, Canadian. to hurl harsh verbal abuse at.
- a crushing blow.
- Informal. a thoroughly enjoyable, lively party.
- have a bash (at), British. to attempt; make an attempt.
- on the bash, British. working as a prostitute.
Origin of bash
Examples from the Web for bashed
Janeane Garofalo bashed President George W. Bush so much over the invasion of Iraq that it likely cost her her own ABC sitcom.The Political Passion of Robin Williams, From Reagan-Bashing to AIDS Prevention
August 13, 2014
The assassins apparently first bashed the car Fornari was driving several times, finally pushing it into a guardrail.The Little Boy Mowed Down By The Mafia
Barbie Latza Nadeau
March 20, 2014
Before the State of the Union began, Texas Republican Randy Weber bashed Obama as a "socialistic dictator" on Twitter.GOP Congressman Calls Obama 'Kommandant' in Chief
January 29, 2014
But the same “Reaganites” who will bash Obama for compromising with Rouhani once bashed Reagan for compromising with Gorbachev.What Ronald Reagan Can Teach Barack Obama About Dealing With Iran
September 24, 2013
The Maybach that they bashed and reconstructed for their dazzling “Otis” music video was no longer usable as a car.Kanye, Jay Z, and Lady Gaga Love the Art World, and the Art World Loves Them
Simon de Pury
August 2, 2013
But yesterday he up and bashed a fellow in the jaw, and the man went down.Way of the Lawless
They were gone before he could tell them he knew Murphy had been "bashed" by the "Gink's" men.Spring Street
James H. Richardson
I walked up to it, bashed it firmly on the noggin, and it died.Anything You Can Do ...
Gordon Randall Garrett
If you have got bashed about pretty well since you came back, it's been all your own fault, and you know it.Vice Versa
And out he bashed again, blowing his motor-horn to clear the way.
- (tr) to strike violently or crushingly
- (tr; often foll by in, down, etc) to smash, break, etc, with a crashing blowto bash a door down
- (intr foll by into) to crash (into); collide (with)to bash into a lamppost
- to dent or be dentedthis tin is bashed; this cover won't bash easily
- a heavy blow, as from a fist
- a dent; indentation
- a party
- have a bash informal to make an attempt
Word Origin and History for bashed
"a heavy blow," 1805, from bash (v.). Meaning "an attempt" is attested by 1948. On a bash "on a drunken spree" is slang from 1901, which gave the word its sense of "party."
"to strike violently," 1640s, perhaps of Scandinavian origin, from Old Norse *basca "to strike" (cf. Swedish basa "to baste, whip, flog, lash," Danish baske "to beat, strike, cudgel"); or the whole group might be independently derived and echoic. Figurative sense of "abuse verbally or in writing" is from 1948. Related: Bashed; bashing.